US20040031201A1 - Method of wrapping a flower pot - Google Patents

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US20040031201A1
US20040031201A1 US10641838 US64183803A US2004031201A1 US 20040031201 A1 US20040031201 A1 US 20040031201A1 US 10641838 US10641838 US 10641838 US 64183803 A US64183803 A US 64183803A US 2004031201 A1 US2004031201 A1 US 2004031201A1
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Abstract

A method and apparatus for covering portions of an object having an outer peripheral surface with a sheet of material having an upper surface and a lower surface with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on at least a portion of the lower surface by wrapping the sheet of material about portions of the outer peripheral surface and positioning the sheet of material so that the pressure-sensitive coating either contacts portions of the outer peripheral surface of the object and is bonded thereto or contacts overlapping portions of the sheet of material and is bonded to other adjacent portions of the sheet of material having the pressure-sensitive coating thereon or overlapping portions of the sheet of material are bonded by the pressure-sensitive adhesive.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • [0001]
    This application is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 09/711,875, filed Nov. 14, 2000, now abandoned; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 09/181,685, filed Oct. 28, 1998, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,151,865; which is a continuation of 08/429,262, filed Apr. 25, 1995, now abandoned; which is a continuation of application U.S. Ser. No. 08/313,675, filed Sep. 27, 1994, now abandoned; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 08/188,183, filed Jan. 28, 1994, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,388,386, issued Feb. 14, 1995; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 07/968,798, filed Oct. 30, 1992, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,369,934, issued Dec. 6, 1994; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 07/865,563, filed May 21, 1992, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,245,814, issued Sep. 21, 1993; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 07/649,379, filed Jan. 31, 1991, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,111,638, issued May 12, 1992; which is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 07/249,761, filed September 1988, now abandoned. Each of these applications is hereby expressly incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates generally to materials for wrapping objects and, more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to a sheet of material for covering portions of an object wherein a pressure-sensitive adhesive is on a portion of the sheet of material.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0003]
    [0003]FIG. 1 is a plan view of a sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0004]
    [0004]FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the sheet of material shown in FIG. 1 taken substantially along line 22 of FIG. 1.
  • [0005]
    [0005]FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view, similar to FIG. 2, but showing a modified sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0006]
    [0006]FIG. 4 is a diagrammatic view of a floral grouping having either the sheet of material shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 or the sheet of material shown in FIG. 3 wrapped about a portion thereof.
  • [0007]
    [0007]FIG. 5 is a plan view of another modified sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0008]
    [0008]FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the modified sheet of material shown in FIG. 5, taken substantially along line 66 of FIG. 5.
  • [0009]
    [0009]FIG. 7 is another modified sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0010]
    [0010]FIG. 8 is a sectional view of the modified sheet of material shown in FIG. 7 taken substantially along line 88 of FIG. 7.
  • [0011]
    [0011]FIG. 9 is a diagrammatic view of a flower pot having a floral grouping supported or disposed therein with the sheet of material shown in FIG. 5 wrapped about a portion of the flower pot and the floral grouping.
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 10 is a plan view of another modified sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 11 is a partial view of a package having either the sheet of material shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 or the sheet of material shown in FIG. 3 wrapped about a portion of the package.
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 12 is a plan view of another modified sheet of material.
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 13 is a perspective view of a roll of material from which sheets of material constructed in accordance with the present invention may be obtained.
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 14 is a partial perspective view of a container holding a roll of material from which sheets of material constructed in accordance with the present invention may be obtained.
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 15 is a schematic view of another container holding a roll of material from which sheets of material constructed in accordance with the present invention may be obtained.
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 16 is a perspective view of another container for holding a roll of material from which sheets of material constructed in accordance with the present invention may be obtained.
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 17 is a plan view of a lower surface of another modified sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0020]
    [0020]FIG. 18 is a diagrammatic representation of an Easter basket covered with the sheet of material shown in FIG. 17.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0021]
    Referring to the drawings in FIGS. 1 and 2 shown therein and designated by the general reference numeral 10 is a sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention. The sheet of material 10 has an upper surface 12, a lower surface 14, a first side 16, and an opposed second side 18 spaced a distance from the first side 16, a first end 20 and an opposed second end 22 spaced a distance from the first end 20. The sheet of material 10 shown in FIG. 1 is generally square or rectangular shaped; however, the sheet of material 10 could be circularly shaped or any other configuration desired in a particular application.
  • [0022]
    The sheet of material 10 is a relatively thin sheet of material having a thickness in the range of from less than about 1.0 mil to about 2.5 mils. The upper limit on the thickness may vary depending on the type of material. The upper limit on the thickness is set such that the material retains sufficient flexibility and fold ability so that the material easily can be shaped by hand about the object to be covered. As a practical matter, the upper limit is about 20 mils. The sheet of material is constructed of any one of the materials selected from a group of materials comprising paper, foil, cellophane or processed organic polymeric films or combinations thereof.
  • [0023]
    In one preferred embodiment, the sheet of material is constructed from a relatively thin film of a non-shape sustaining processed organic polymeric film. The term “processed organic polymeric film” as used herein means a man-made resin such as polypropylene as opposed to naturally occurring resins such as cellophane. A processed organic polymeric film is relatively strong and not as readily subject to tearing (substantially non-tearable when used to cover portions of an object) as might be paper or foil. The processed organic polymeric film is a substantially linearly linked processed organic polymeric film and is a synthetic linear chain organic polymer where the carbon atoms are substantially linearly linked. Such films are synthetic polymers formed or synthesized from monomers. Further, a relatively substantially linearly linked processed organic polymeric film is virtually waterproof, which may be desirable in many applications. This is not true of an untreated paper, for example, unless the paper is treated with a water-resistant coating, or impregnated with a water-resistant material, or by laminating the paper. It also should be noted that some papers, such as long fiber papers, are substantially resistant to tearing (substantially non-tearable when used to cover an object). In addition, a relatively thin film of a substantially linearly linked processed organic polymer does not substantially deteriorate in sunlight.
  • [0024]
    A decorative pattern, such as a solid color and/or an embossed pattern (not shown) and/or other decorative surface ornamentation, is applied to the upper and/or lower surface 12 and/or 14, in one preferred embodiment.
  • [0025]
    As shown in FIG. 2, a pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 is applied to the upper surface 12 of the sheet of material 10 and, in the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 covers substantially the entire upper surface 12 of the sheet of material 10, the thickness of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 being greatly exaggerated in FIG. 2. In some embodiments, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 may cover only reselected portions of the upper surface 12 of the sheet of material. The pressure-sensitive adhesive may be any substance, inorganic or organic, natural or synthetic, that is capable of bonding to other surfaces or to other surfaces coated with a like pressure-sensitive adhesive. The tack level of the pressure-sensitive adhesive should be controlled in most applications so that the sheet of material does not destroy or substantially damage the object bonded thereto when removed from the object, or does not destroy any decorative pattern which is applied to the upper and/or lower surface 12 and/or 14 when unbonded.
  • [0026]
    The term “pressure-sensitive adhesive”, as used herein, includes those adhesives mentioned before and it is utilized herein to indicate an adhesive which is bondable by the application of a slight pressure, such as might be imposed by the hand of an individual, for example, as opposed to those adhesives requiring chemical activators or heat to be bondable. Pressure-sensitive adhesives and the controlling of the tack level of such pressure-sensitive adhesive are well known in the art and a detailed description of such pressure-sensitive adhesives is not deemed necessary herein.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 3
  • [0027]
    Shown in FIG. 3 is a modified sheet of material 10 a which is constructed similar to the sheet of material 10 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 and described in detail before, except the sheet of material 10 a includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive 26 applied to a lower surface 14 a of the sheet of material 10 a in addition to a pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 a applied to an upper surface 12 a of the sheet of material 10 a. The pressure-sensitive adhesives 24 a and 26 are similar to the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 described before. In some applications, it may be desirable to have both the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 a applied to the upper surface 12 a of the sheet of material 10 a as well as the pressure-sensitive adhesive 26 applied to the lower surface 14 a of the sheet of material 10 a, the thicknesses of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 a and 26 being greatly exaggerated in FIG. 3. The pressure-sensitive adhesive 26, as shown in FIG. 3, substantially covers the entire lower surface 14 a of the sheet of material 10 a, although it could be applied only to selected portions of the sheet of material.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 4
  • [0028]
    Shown diagrammatically in FIG. 4 is one use of the sheet of material 10 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 or the sheet of material 10 a shown in FIG. 3. A floral grouping 28 is diagrammatically shown in FIG. 4 and the floral grouping 28 generally has an upper end portion 30 and a lower end portion 32, the lower end portion 32 comprising mostly the stem portion of the floral grouping 28 illustrated in FIG. 4 and the upper end portion 30 of the floral grouping 28 comprising the flower end of the floral grouping 28 diagrammatically shown in FIG. 4. The term “floral grouping” as used herein means arrangements of cut, fresh flowers, artificial flowers and other fresh and/or artificial plants and such arrangements may include other secondary plants which add to the aesthetics of the overall floral grouping.
  • [0029]
    The sheet of material 10 or 10 a is wrapped about the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28 so portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a overlap and the overlapping portions are bonded together by contacting the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 a, 26 on the sheet of material 10 or 10 a, respectively, with adjacent overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a by contacting the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 and/or 24 a and 26 on the upper and lower surfaces 12 or 12 a and 14 or 14 a with adjacent overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a so that the sheet of material 10 or 10 a substantially encompasses the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28 and is secured thereabout by the bonding of the overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a.
  • [0030]
    Utilizing the sheet of material 10 or 10 a, when an individual purchases the floral grouping 28 such as diagrammatically shown in FIG. 4, the seller simply takes the sheet of material 10 or 10 a, wraps the sheet of material 10 or 10 a about the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28 and the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is secured about the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28 by the bonding of the overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a as described before. Thus, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a provides an easy and convenient means for wrapping the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28. Utilizing the sheet of material 10 or 10 a, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is secured in place wrapped about the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28 without requiring any additional means for securing the sheet of material 10 or 10 a in the wrapped position about the lower end portion 32 of the floral grouping 28. The sheet of material 10 or 10 a preferably is a foil, cellophane or a processed organic polymeric film in this application.
  • Embodiment of FIGS. 5 and 6
  • [0031]
    Shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 is the sheet of material 10 having a sheet extension 34 secured to the first end 20 thereof. More particularly, the sheet extension 34 includes an upper surface 36, a lower surface 38, a first side 40, a second side 42, a first end 44 and a second end 46. The second end 46 of the sheet extension 34 is secured to the first end 20 of the sheet of material 10 and the second end 46 of the sheet extension 34 extends substantially along the entire length of the first end 20 of the sheet of material 10, generally between the first and the second sides 16 and 18 of the sheet of material 10. As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, a line of perforations 48 is formed along the connection between the second end 46 of the sheet extension 34 and the first end 20 of the sheet of material 10 for reasons which will be made more apparent below. The sheet of material 10 preferably has a decorative pattern (such as a color and/or an embossed pattern) and/or other decorative surface ornamentation on the upper surface 12, and/or the lower surface 14, as mentioned before.
  • [0032]
    A pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 is applied to the upper surface 36 of the sheet extension 34. The pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 extends generally between the first side 40 and the second side 42 of the sheet extension 34 and extends a distance generally from the first end 44 of the sheet extension 34, generally toward the second end 46. Although the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 is shown in FIG. 5 applied only to the upper surface 36, it should be noted that a similar adhesive may be applied to the lower surface 38 of the sheet extension 34, generally opposite the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50. Also, it should be noted that the sheet of material 10 a equally could be utilized in the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 5 and 6.
  • Embodiment of FIGS. 7 and 8
  • [0033]
    Shown in FIGS. 7 and 8 is a modified of sheet of material 10 b which is constructed similar to the sheet of material 10, except a first and a second side 16 b and 18 b of the modified sheet of material 10 b are tapered inwardly, generally from the first end 20 b toward the second end 22 b. Thus, the length of the first end 20 b between the first and the second sides 16 b and 18 b is generally longer than the length of the shorter second end 22 b between the first and the second sides 16 b and 18 b.
  • [0034]
    A modified sheet extension 34 b is connected to the first end 20 b of the sheet of material 10 b. The sheet extension 34 b is constructed similar to the sheet extension 34 shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 and described in detail before, except a first and the second sides 40 b and 42 b of the modified sheet extension 34 b are tapered inwardly generally from a first end 44 b toward a second end 46 b. When the sheet extension 34 b is connected to the sheet of material 10 b, the first side 16 b of the sheet of material 10 b is generally aligned with the first side 40 b of the modified sheet extension 34 b and the second side 18 b of the sheet of material 10 b is generally aligned with the second side 42 b of the modified sheet extension 34 b. Thus, the taper of the first side 16 b of the sheet of material 10 b is substantially the same as the taper of the first side 40 b of the modified sheet extension 34 b and the taper of the second side 18 b of the sheet of material 10 b is substantially the same as the taper of the second side 42 b of the modified sheet extension 34 b so the first sides 16 b and 40 b and the second sides 18 b and 42 b of the sheet of material 10 b and the modified sheet extension 34 b are aligned and taper inwardly generally from the first end 44 b of the sheet extension 34 b generally toward the second end 22 b of the sheet of material 10 b so the length of the first end 44 b of the sheet extension 34 b generally between the first and the second sides 40 b and 42 b is generally longer than the length of the second end 22 b of the sheet of material 10 b generally between the first and the second sides 16 b and 18 b of the sheet of material 10 b. A line of perforations 48 b is formed along the connection between the second end 46 b of the sheet extension 34 b and the first end 20 b of the sheet of material 10 b.
  • [0035]
    A pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 b is applied on an upper surface 36 b generally near the first end 44 b of the sheet extension 34 b. The pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 b extends generally between the first side 40 b and the second side 42 b and extends a distance from the first end 44 b generally toward the second end 46 b. Although the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 b is shown only on the upper surface 36 b of the sheet extension 34 b, a similar pressure-sensitive adhesive strip may be applied to a lower surface 38 b of the sheet extension 34 b generally opposite the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 b. Also, a modified sheet of material 10 a could be utilized in lieu of the sheet of material 110 b in the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 7 and 8.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 9
  • [0036]
    Shown in FIG. 9 is a flower pot 52 having a substantially closed lower end 54, and an open upper end 56 and an outer peripheral surface 57. The flower pot 52 is adapted to receive portions of a floral grouping 58 within an opening formed generally between the lower end 54 and the open upper end 56 and to support the floral grouping 58 with a portion of the floral grouping 58 extending generally outwardly from the open upper end 56. The term “floral grouping” as used in this context means a potted plant or flower, although the flower pot 52 could be utilized to hold cut fresh flowers or cut plants or artificial flowers, if one so desired.
  • [0037]
    Flower pots of the type described before in connection with the flower pot 52 are common and well known in the art and a detailed description of such a flower pot is not deemed necessary herein.
  • [0038]
    As diagrammatically shown in FIG. 9, the floral grouping 58 has an upper end portion 60 and a lower end portion (not shown in FIG. 9). The floral grouping 58 is similar to the floral grouping 28 described before in connection with FIG. 4. However, the lower end portion of the floral grouping 58 is disposed in the flower pot 52. The flower pot 52, together with the contents of the flower pot 52, such as soil or other support media, cooperates to support the floral grouping 58 in an upright position with the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58 extending outwardly from the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52, and extending a distance generally above the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52.
  • [0039]
    Utilizing either the sheet of material 10 shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 or the sheet of material 10 b shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, an individual places the sheet of material 10 or 10 b about the flower pot 52 so that the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 b on the upper surface 12 or 12 b is disposed generally adjacent the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. The individual wraps the sheet of material 10 or 10 b about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the individual pressing the sheet of material 10 or 10 b against the outer peripheral surface 57 so that the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 b contacts and bonds to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. The individual wraps the sheet of material 10 or 10 b about the entire outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 and bonds the sheet of material 10 or 10 b to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 by way of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 b, thereby bonding the sheet of material 10 or 10 b to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. The sheet of material 10 or 10 b has a width extending generally between the first end 20 or 20 b and the second end 22 or 22 b of the sheet of material 10 or 10 b so that the sheet of material 10 or 10 b extends about the entire outer peripheral surface 57 and generally between the closed lower end 54 and the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52, the line of perforations 48 or 48 b being disposed generally adjacent or extending a distance generally above the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52 when the sheet of material 10 or 10 b has been wrapped about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. After the sheet of material 10 or 10 b has been wrapped about and bonded to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the sheet extension 34 or 34 b extends a distance above the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52 and the height of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b extending generally between the first end 44 or 44 b and the second end 46 or 46 b of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b is sufficient so that the sheet extension 34 or 34 b extends generally above the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58. The individual then wraps the sheet extension 34 or 34 b generally about the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58, portions of the first end 44 or 44 b of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b being overlapped. The individual then secures the first end 44 or 44 b of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b in a sealed or closed position by bonding the overlapping portions of the first end 44 or 44 b of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b with the bonding occurring as a result of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 or 50 b contacting the adjacent overlapping portions of the sheet extension 34 or 34 b generally near the first end 44 or 44 b thereof. In this position of the sheet of material 10 or 10 b with the sheet extension 34 or 34 b attached thereto, the sheet extension 34 or 34 b substantially encompasses and surrounds the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58.
  • [0040]
    The sheet of material 10 or 10 b preferably includes a decorative pattern, as mentioned before, and thus the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 substantially is covered with a decorative covering provided by the sheet of material 10 or 10 b. Further, in the assembled position of the sheet of material 10 or 10 b about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the floral grouping 58 remains protected since the floral grouping 58 is covered by the sheet extension 34 or 34 b, yet the floral grouping 58 remains substantially exposed for displaying the floral grouping 58 since the sheet extension 34 or 34 b substantially is clear (see-through).
  • [0041]
    The sheet extension 34 or 34 b can be removed from the sheet of material 10 or 10 b by an individual purchaser, by breaking the bond at the first end 44 or 44 b formed by the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 or 50 b and tearing the sheet extension 34 or 34 b from the sheet of material 10 or 10 b connected thereto generally along the line of perforations 48 or 48 b. After the sheet extension 34 or 34 b has been removed from the sheet of material 10 or 10 b, the sheet of material 10 or 10 b remains bonded or connected to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 to provide a decorative covering for the flower pot 52.
  • [0042]
    The sheet extension 34 or 34 b preferably is constructed from the same materials mentioned before with respect to the sheet of material 10, 10 a or 10 b. Preferably, the sheet extension 34 or 34 b and the sheet of material 10 or 10 b are constructed of the processed organic polymeric film, although the sheet of material 10 or 10 b also could be constructed of a foil or cellophane or paper. Thus, the sheet of material 10 or 10 b substantially is waterproof, thereby preventing leakage from the flower pot 52 escaping through the sheet of material 10 or 10 b. Further, since the sheet extension 34 or 34 b is substantially waterproof, the sheet extension 34 or 34 b cooperates to retain moisture within the area enclosed by the sheet extension 34 or 34 b, the sheet extension 34 or 34 b cooperating with the sheet of material 10 or 10 b to retain moisture thereby cooperating to retain the freshness of the floral grouping 58 when the floral grouping 58 consists of either fresh cut flowers or fresh growing flowers.
  • [0043]
    It should be noted that in the embodiment shown in FIG. 9, the sheet of material 10 or 10 b has a height generally between the first end 20 or 20 b and the second end 22 or 22 b sufficient so that a portion of the sheet of material 10 or 10 b generally near the second end 22 or 22 b can be wrapped about the closed lower end 54 of the flower pot 52, the closed lower end 54 comprising a portion of the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. In this embodiment, the sheet of material 10 or 10 b initially is placed adjacent a portion of the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 with the first end 20 or 20 b disposed generally near the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52 and the second end 22 or 22 b of the sheet of the material 10 or 10 b extending a distance beyond the closed lower end 54 of the flower pot 52. The sheet of material 10 or 10 b is then wrapped about the outer peripheral surface 57 with a portion of the sheet of material 10 or 10 b generally near the second end 22 or 22 b being formed over the closed lower end 54 of the flower pot 52. Also, it should be noted that the sheet of material 10 or 10 a without the sheet extension 34 or 34 b can be applied to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 to provide a decorative flower pot cover.
  • [0044]
    In an alternative embodiment (not shown), the pressure-sensitive adhesive can be applied to the flower pot for adhesively connecting a sheet of material to a flower pot.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 10
  • [0045]
    Shown in FIG. 10 is the sheet of material 10 or 10 a described hereinbefore with reference to FIGS. 1-4. In this embodiment, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a has another modified sheet extension 34 c connected thereto. The modified sheet extension 34 c is generally rectangularly shaped and has a rectangularly shaped opening formed in a central portion thereof, the rectangularly shaped opening formed in a central portion of the sheet extension 34 c being defined in FIG. 10 by the rectangularly shaped line of perforations 48 c. The sheet extension 34 c is connected to an outer peripheral edge of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a generally at the line of perforations 48 c so that the sheet extension 34 c extends outwardly from the first side 16 or 16 a, outwardly from the second side 18 or 18 a, outwardly from the first end 20 or 20 a and outwardly from the second end 22 or 22 a. A modified pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 c is applied to a portion of an upper surface 36 c of the sheet extension 34 c, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 c extending about the sheet extension 34 c generally near a first side 40 c, a second side 42 c, a first end 44 c and a second end 46 c of the sheet extension 34 c.
  • [0046]
    Utilizing the sheet of material 10 or 10 a with the sheet extension 34 c connected thereto to cover the flower pot 52 and the floral grouping 58 shown in FIG. 9, the flower pot 52 is disposed generally on a central portion of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a so that the closed lower end 54 of the flower pot 52 is disposed generally adjacent the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 a (FIGS. 1-4), the closed lower end 54 contacting the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 a thereby bonding the closed lower end 54 to a central portion of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a. An individual then forms the sheet of material 10 or 10 a upwardly about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 with the pressure-adhesive sensitive being disposed generally adjacent and contacting the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52. As the individual forms the sheet of material 10 or 10 a about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the individual presses the sheet of material 10 or 10 a generally against the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, thereby bonding the sheet of material 10 or 10 a to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52 by way of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 24 or 24 a. When the sheet of material 10 or 10 a has been wrapped and bonded about the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the first side 16 or 16 a, the second side 18 or 18 a, the first end 20 or 20 a and the second end 22 or 22 a are disposed generally adjacent or extends a distance above the open upper end 56 of the flower pot 52.
  • [0047]
    After the sheet of material 10 or 10 a has been connected to the outer peripheral surface 57 of the flower pot 52, the individual then forms the sheet extension 34 c generally about the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58 overlapping portions of the sheet extension 34 c generally near the first side 40 c, the second side 42 c, the first end 44 c and the second end 46 c, the overlapping portions being bonding or connected together by way of the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 c. Thus, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a with the sheet extension 34 c operates in a manner like that described in connection with FIG. 9 to provide a decorative cover for the flower pot 52 while simultaneously providing a covering for the upper end portion 60 of the floral grouping 58. When it is desired to remove the sheet extension 34 c from the sheet of material 10 or 10 a, the individual disconnects the bond formed at the overlapping portions by the pressure-sensitive adhesive 50 c and tears the sheet extension 34 c from the sheet of material 10 or 10 a by tearing generally along the line of perforations 48 c.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 11
  • [0048]
    Shown in FIG. 11 is a package 70 which has an outer peripheral surface 72. The sheet of material 10 or 10 a is shown in FIG. 11 wrapped about the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70 (the thickness of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a being greatly exaggerated in FIG. 11). In this instance, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is used as a gift wrapping for the package 70 and thus the sheet of material 10 or 10 a also includes a decorative pattern (not shown), as mentioned before, applied to the upper and or the lower surface 12 or 12 a or 14 or 14 a (FIGS. 1-4), the decorative pattern being a color and/or an embossed pattern and/or other pattern or surface ornamentation.
  • [0049]
    When the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is utilized as a gift wrapping for the package 70, it is preferable in some applications that the adhesive 24 and/or 24 a and 26 (FIGS. 1-4) be of a type which only will bond to itself. In this instance, when the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is wrapped about the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70, portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a will overlap thereby overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a having the adhesive 24 or 24 a and 26 thereon and the overlapping portions of the sheet of material 10 or 10 a having the adhesive 24 or 24 a and 26 thereon will bond to secure the sheet of material 10 or 10 a in a wrapped position about the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70. The sheet of material 10 or 10 a will not bond to the outer peripheral surface 72 per se, since the adhesive 24 or 24 a and 26 is of the type which only will bond to itself. Also, when the sheet of material 10 or 10 a is utilized as a gift wrapping for packages such as the package 70, it is preferable that the sheet of material 10 or 10 a be constructed of the processed organic polymeric film referred to before since this provides a decorative covering and also provides a covering which will not easily tear when wrapped about the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70. Also, the sheet of material 10 or 10 a can be constructed of a foil or paper or cellophane if desired in some applications.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 12
  • [0050]
    Shown in FIG. 12 is a modified sheet of material 10 d which is constructed similar to the sheet of material 10 described before, except the sheet of material 10 d has a pressure-sensitive adhesive 76 applied only to a portion of an upper surface 12 d, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 76 extending generally about the periphery of the sheet of material 10 d and along a first side 16 d, a second side 18 d, a first end 20 d and a second end 22 d, thereby leaving a substantial portion of the sheet of material 10 d without any pressure-sensitive adhesive applied either to the upper surface 12 d or a lower surface (not shown). This particular pattern may be desired in some applications, such as gift wrapping for packages as described before in connection with FIG. 11, wherein the portion of the sheet of material 10 d without the pressure-sensitive adhesive applied either to the upper surface 12 d or the lower surface is of a sufficient size to encompass the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70 and the overlapping portions generally along the first side 16 d, the second side 18 d, the first end 20 d and the second end 22 d with the pressure-sensitive adhesive 76 applied thereto bond those overlapping portions to secure the sheet of material 10 d in the wrapped position about the outer peripheral surface 72 of the package 70. Yet, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 76 does not contact and bond to the outer peripheral surface of the package 70.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 13
  • [0051]
    Shown in FIG. 13 is a roll of material 80 wherein the material in the roll of material 80 is constructed similar to the sheet of material 10 or 10 a described in detail before, with reference to FIGS. 1-4. In this type of application, it is important to control the tackiness of the pressure-sensitive adhesive applied to the roll of material 80 so that the material will be easily released from the roll of material 80 without destroying or damaging the surface of the adjacent material. In use, an individual tears sheets of material from the roll of material 80 and the sheets of material torn from the roll of material 80 operate and are used in a manner similar to the sheets of material 10, 10 a, 10 b or 10 d described before in connection with FIGS. 1 through 12. The roll of material 80 simply provides a convenient means for storing and dispensing material which can constructed into a plurality of sheets of material by tearing the sheets of material from the roll of material 80.
  • [0052]
    The roll of material 80, in some applications, includes a plurality of spaced apart lines of perforations (not shown). The lines of perforations permit the material in the roll of material 80 to be easily and conveniently torn into sheets of material.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 14
  • [0053]
    Shown in FIG. 14 is the roll of material 80 disposed in a container 100, the container 100 having a bottom 102 and opposite sides 104 and 106 encompassing a roll retaining space 108. The roll of material 80 is disposed in the roll retaining space 108 in the container 100. The container 100 also has opposite ends (not shown in FIG. 14) connected to the sides 104 and 106 and cooperating with the sides 104 and 106 and the bottom 102 to substantially encompass the roll retaining space 108. The container 100 may also include a lid (not shown) connected to at least one of the sides 104 or 106 for closing the open upper end of the container 100. A cutter 110 is secured to the upper end of the side 106 and the cutter 110 extends generally along the entire length of the side 106.
  • [0054]
    In this application, the material is unrolled from the roll of material 80 until the individual has unrolled the desired length of the material and one surface of the material is disposed generally adjacent the cutter 110. The individual then forces the material against the cutter 110 to cut the sheet of material from the roll of material 80. The sheet of material cut from the roll of material 80 is similar to the sheets of material described herein and the container 100 simply provides a convenient means for storing the roll of material 80 and dispensing sheets of material therefrom.
  • [0055]
    The roll of material 80 could include a plurality of lines of perforations for easily and conveniently tearing the sheets of material from the roll of material 80. In this embodiment the cutter 110 could be eliminated.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 15
  • [0056]
    Shown in FIG. 15 is another container 120 having a bottom 122 and opposite sides 124 and 126. The bottom 122 and the opposite sides 124 and 126 cooperate with opposite ends (not shown in FIG. 15) to substantially encompass a roll retaining space 128. The roll of material 80 is shown in FIG. 15 disposed in the roll retaining space 128 of the container 120.
  • [0057]
    A pair of rollers 130 and 132 are rollingly supported on the container 120 generally near the upper end of the side 126 and the rollers 130 and 132 are generally aligned so that the outer peripheral surface of the roller 130 engages the outer peripheral surface of the roller 132 generally along the length of the rollers 130 and 132. The roller 130 is connected to a motor 134 and the motor 134 is adapted to rotate the roller 130 in an activated condition of the motor 134. When the motor 134 is driving the rotating roller 130, the roller 132 also is rotated due to the engagement between the outer peripheral surfaces of the rollers 130 and 132.
  • [0058]
    A cutting knife 136 also is supported on the container 120 and the cutting knife 136 is disposed generally above a cutting platform 138 having an opening 140 extending through a portion thereof. The cutting knife 136 is aligned with the opening 140 and the opening 140 is spaced to receive the cutting knife 136 during operation.
  • [0059]
    Gear teeth 142 are formed along the portion of the cutting knife 136 and a gear 144 meshingly engages the gear teeth 142. The gear 144 is connected to a motor 146 and, in an activated condition of the motor 146, the motor 146 operates to rotatingly drive the gear 144 thereby moving the cutting knife 136 either in the direction 148 or 150 depending on the direction of rotation of the motor 146. Preferably, the motor 146 is a reversible type of motor so that the motor 146 can drive the gear 144 in both directions of rotation.
  • [0060]
    It should be noted that, in the embodiment of the invention shown in FIG. 15, only one motor could be utilized in lieu of the two motors 134 and 146 and the single motor could be connected to the rollers 130 and 132 and to the gear 144 with appropriate apparatus and controls for engaging and connecting the motor to either the roller 130 or the gear 144.
  • [0061]
    In operation, a portion of the material from the roll of material 80 is extended between the outer peripheral surfaces of the two rollers 130 and 132 and the motor 134 is activated to rotatingly drive the rollers 130 and 132 thereby moving the material through the rollers 132 and 134 in a direction 152. The motor 134 drives the rollers 130 and 132, moving the sheet of material in the direction 152 until a predetermined or desired length of material has been moved through the rollers 130 and 132. After the predetermined or desired length of material has been moved through the rollers 130 and 132, the motor 134 is deactivated and the motor 146 is activated to move the cutting knife 136 in the direction 148, a cutting end of the cutting knife 136 engaging the material disposed thereunder and cutting the material as the cutting end portion of the cutting knife 136 moves through the opening 140 of the platform 138. After the material has been cut by the cutting knife 136, the motor 146 is activated to rotate in the opposite direction thereby moving the cutting knife 136 in the upward direction 150 and the apparatus shown in FIG. 15 is in condition to dispense another sheet of material from the roll of material 80.
  • [0062]
    The sheets of material cut from the roll of material 80 utilizing the apparatus shown in FIG. 15 are constructed similar to the sheets of material described herein and the apparatus shown in FIG. 15 merely provides a convenient means for storing and dispensing such sheets of material.
  • Embodiment of FIG. 16
  • [0063]
    Shown in FIG. 16 is a container 154 having opposite sides 156 and 158, opposite ends (not shown) and a bottom 160. The sides 156 and 158 cooperate with the ends and the bottom 160, only end 161 being shown, to encompass a roll retaining space 162. The roll of material 80 is shown in FIG. 16 disposed within the roll retaining space 162, portions of the roll 80 being shown in dash lines in FIG. 16. A cutting edge 164 is formed along the upper end of the side 158 and the cutting edge 164 extends generally along the entire length of the side 158 generally between the opposite ends of the container 154. The cutting edge 164 is constructed like the cutting edge 110 described before in connection with FIG. 14.
  • [0064]
    A brush applicator 166 is connected to the side 158 of the container 150 generally near the upper end of the side 158 and generally adjacent one end of the container 150. The brush applicator 166 comprises an applicator container 168 having an open upper end and surrounding adhesive reservoir, a quantity of pressure-sensitive adhesive being disposed in the adhesive reservoir in the applicator container 168. A plurality of brushes 170 are disposed through the open end of the applicator container 168 and one end of the brushes 170 is disposed in the pressure-sensitive adhesive contained in the adhesive reservoir formed in the applicator container 168. The opposite ends of the brushes 170 extend a distance outwardly from the open upper end of the applicator container 168. The applicator container 168 is positioned on the container 150 so that the brushes 170 are positioned near the cutting edge 164 and positioned so that one end portion of the brushes 170 can engage material for applying the pressure-sensitive adhesive to such material.
  • [0065]
    In operation, an individual pulls material from the roll of material 80 outwardly through the open upper end of the container 150, the brushes 170 engaging and applying pressure-sensitive adhesive generally along one side of the material as the material is being unrolled from the roll of material 80. The individual then pulls the material in a direction 172 until the individual has pulled a predetermined or desired amount of the material from the roll of material 80, the pressure-sensitive adhesive being applied to one surface of the material generally along one edge of the material as the material is being unrolled from the roll of material 80 and pulled in the direction 172. After the individual has moved the material in the direction 172 until a desired length of material has been removed from the roll of material 80, the individual then tears the material generally along the cutting edge 164 thereby forming a sheet of material constructed in accordance with the present invention and having pressure-sensitive adhesive on one surface thereof generally along one edge thereof which was applied by the brushes 170 as the material was being removed from the roll of material.
  • [0066]
    It should be noted that the brushes 170 could extend generally along the entire length of the upper edge of the side 152 generally between the opposite ends 56 and 58 of the container 150 for applying pressure-sensitive adhesive across substantially the entire surface of the material as the material is being removed from the roll of material 80. Also, a duplicate set of brushes and another applicator container could be disposed near the opposite end so that a strip of pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied to both sides of the material as the material is being passed over the two brushes if desired in some applications (not shown).
  • [0067]
    Also, it should be noted that brushes like the brushes 170 and an applicator container like the applicator container 168 could be incorporated in the container 120 shown in FIG. 15 for applying pressure-sensitive adhesive to the material as the material is being unrolled from the roll of material 80 (not shown).
  • [0068]
    In one other embodiment, the rollers 130 and 132 shown in FIG. 15 are adapted to apply pressure-sensitive adhesive to the material as it is being moved through the rollers 130 and 132, thereby applying pressure-sensitive adhesive to both sides of the sheet of material as the material is being moved in the direction 152 through the rollers 130 and 132 or, in an alternative embodiment, only one of the rollers 130 or 132 can be adapted to apply pressure-sensitive adhesive to the adjacent surface of the material as the material is being moved in the direction 152 through the rollers 130 and 132 thereby applying pressure-sensitive adhesive to either the upper or the lower surface of the material depending on whether the roller 130 or 132 is adapted to apply the pressure-sensitive adhesive.
  • [0069]
    It also should be noted that the adhesive could be applied with a spray applicator. Also, a dip coating system or a static depositing system could be utilized to apply the adhesive.
  • Embodiment of FIGS. 17 and 18
  • [0070]
    Shown in FIG. 17 is a modified sheet of material 10 f which is constructed like the sheet of materials 10, 10 a, 10 b or 10 d described before, except the sheet of material 10 f includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive 200 applied to a portion of the lower surface 14 f generally adjacent and extending about a peripheral edge 202 thereby leaving a central non-adhesive portion 204 which has no pressure-sensitive adhesive.
  • [0071]
    Shown in FIG. 18 is a commercially available Easter basket 210 which includes a handle 212. The handle 212 extends from an open upper end 214 of the Easter basket 210 and provides a grippable extension 215 so an individual can grip the handle 212 and transport the Easter basket 210.
  • [0072]
    The Easter basket 210 is placed on a central portion of the sheet of material 10 f, (i.e., the non-adhesive portion 204) (FIG. 17). The sheet of material 10 f then is wrapped over the Easter basket 210 and the handle 212 to a position wherein the peripheral edge 202 of the sheet of material 10 f is disposed generally above the handle 212 of the Easter basket 210. Portions of the sheet of material 10 f generally near and including the peripheral edge 202 are then is pressed together in a manner bringing together the portions of the sheet of material 10 f having the pressure-sensitive adhesive 200 thereon so the portions of the sheet of material 10 f generally near the peripheral edge 202 are adhesively connected to close the peripheral edge 202 and connect the sheet of material 10 f about the Easter basket 210 and handle 212. The peripheral edge 202 portion of the sheet of material 10 f also could be twisted to adhesively connect the portions of the sheet of material near the peripheral edge 202.
  • [0073]
    Although the basket 210 has been described as an Easter basket, the basket 210 could be a fruit basket or any other type of basket designed to hold items until further, the sheets of material described herein, particularly the sheet of material 10 f, could be used to wrap other items such as bread. Further, although the sheet of material 10 f is shown in the drawing as being in a square or rectangular configuration, the sheet of material could be circular or any other appropriate configuration.
  • [0074]
    Changes may be made in the various parts, elements and assemblies as described herein or in the steps of the methods described herein or in the sequence of steps of the methods described herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the following claims.

Claims (6)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. An individual wrapper for covering a pot containing a floral grouping, the pot having an outer peripheral surface, a lower end, an open upper end and a floral containing space, the wrapper comprising:
    a sheet of material having a first side, a second side, and a first end, and a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on at least a portion of one surface thereof; and
    a sheet extension extending from the first end of the sheet of material and detachable from the sheet of material via perforations which extend entirely from the first side to the second side, and wherein when the sheet of material is formed about the outer peripheral surface of the pot, portions of the sheet of material overlap and are bondingly connected via the pressure sensitive adhesive, and wherein when the sheet of material is formed about the pot, the sheet extension is formed about the floral grouping, and wherein the sheet of material is not formed into a container having an inner space prior to being formed about the pot.
  2. 2. The wrapper of claim 1 wherein the sheet of material and the sheet extension are constructed of a material selected from the group of material consisting of foil, cellophane, processed organic polymeric film and combinations thereof.
  3. 3. The wrapper of claim 1 wherein the sheet of material and the sheet extension have a thickness in a range of from about 1.0 mil to about 20 mils.
  4. 4. The wrapper of claim 1 wherein the sheet of material and the sheet extension are cut from a roll of material.
  5. 5. The wrapper of claim 1 wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to portions of an upper surface of the sheet of material as the sheet of material and the sheet extension are unrolled from the roll of material.
  6. 6. The wrapper of claim 1 wherein the sheet extension is defined as being sized for encompassing an upper end portion of the floral grouping and wherein the sheet extension is provided with a bonding material on an upper surface thereof for bondingly closing an upper end of the sheet extension above the floral grouping.
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